Dampier Sea Temperature

Looking to find out what the sea water temperature in Dampier is for today and the next few days? Below are data and charts that will give you information about sea temperatures in Dampier and nearby locations.

Water temperature in Dampier right now

Below is the current sea temperature for Dampier, Australia on 23rd July 2024.

23.1° C

(73.58° F)

  • yesterday: 24.43° C (75.97° F)
  • a week ago: 23.72° C (74.7° F)

Water at this temperature is very pleasant to swim in and if you tend to wear a wetsuit when swimming, you might consider removing it now to avoid the body overheating.

The average sea temperature for Dampier on July 23rd over the last 10 years is 23.74° C (74.73° F), with a low temperature of 22.83° C (73.09° F) and a high of 25.24° C (77.43° F).

Analysis and forecast for Dampier water temperatures

The water temperature in Dampier today is lower than the average temperature of 23.74° C (74.73° F) and the temperature on this day last year, 23rd July 2023, was 23.05° C (73.49° F).

The chart and table below shows the change in water temperature in Dampier over the last 30 days:

Date Temperature (Celsius) Temperature (Fahrenheit)
July 23 23.1° C 73.58° F
July 22 24.43° C 75.97° F
July 22 24.43° C 75.97° F
July 21 24.35° C 75.83° F
July 20 24.08° C 75.34° F
July 19 24.19° C 75.54° F
July 18 23.92° C 75.06° F
July 17 23.83° C 74.89° F
July 16 23.72° C 74.7° F
July 15 23.78° C 74.8° F
July 14 23.74° C 74.73° F
July 13 23.51° C 74.32° F
July 12 23.64° C 74.55° F
July 11 24.25° C 75.65° F
July 10 23.92° C 75.06° F
July 9 23.71° C 74.68° F
July 8 23.45° C 74.21° F
July 7 23.39° C 74.1° F
July 6 23.43° C 74.17° F
July 5 23.69° C 74.64° F
July 4 23.79° C 74.82° F
July 3 24.07° C 75.33° F
July 2 24.24° C 75.63° F
July 1 24.32° C 75.78° F
June 30 24.44° C 75.99° F
June 29 24.65° C 76.37° F
June 28 24.92° C 76.86° F
June 27 25.26° C 77.47° F
June 26 25.39° C 77.7° F
June 25 25.38° C 77.68° F

The actual nearshore temperatures may vary by several degrees and this can also be heavily affected by weather. Strong winds can cause cold, deep waters to replace the surface waters that had been warmed by the sun, and heavy rain can also reduce the temperature of the sea surface temperature as well.

Water temperature in Dampier by month

The chart below shows the monthly average water temperature in Dampier.

For more detailed information on how the sea temperature in Dampier changes for each month of the year, choose from the months below.

Dampier map and nearby water temperatures

Locations near Dampier

The highest temperature in Australia today is 27.02° C (80.63° F) in Darwin. The lowest is in Port Phillip Bay, where the temperature of the water is 11.22° C (52.19° F).

Why measure sea surface temperatures (SST) in Dampier?

The ocean covers about 71% of the Earth's surface, and scientists record the sea surface temperature (SST) of locations such as Dampier because they want to understand and learn how the ocean communicates with the atomosphere of Earth.

SST is one measure that provides information on the global climate, and it can be used to predict the weather in Dampier as well as atmospheric model simulations and to study marine ecosystems in the area.

Data source and citation

Raw data for the calculations made to find the sea surface temperature in Dampier comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and their 1/4° daily Optimum Interpolation Sea Surface Temperature.

The water temperature data is constructed by combining observations from different platforms (satellites, ships, buoys, and Argo floats) on a regular global grid. A spatially complete sea surface temperature map is then built by interpolating to fill in gaps in the data.

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